Can a tankless top your conventional water heater?

If you currently have a conventional water heater but are considering a switch to a tankless model, there may be some things you should consider before you make the switch.

Your Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services want you to consider the benefits of going tankless when making a decision on a new water heater. For some, a conventional water heater may still fit the bill but, for others, a tankless unit may be the way to go.

Energy efficiency

While newer traditional water heaters are built to be more energy efficient, the fact is that they must continuously heat water as hot water is used. Tankless units can reduce energy use by 24 to 34 percent because they only heat the water as needed. This can lead to lower energy bills. ENERGY STAR estimates tankless units can save hundreds of dollars a year.

Longer life span

On average, a tankless water heater will last about five to 10 years longer than a conventional water heater. With proper maintenance, a tankless water heater can last up to 20 years.

Save space

Since a traditional water heater usually measures around 5-feet tall and about 2-feet wide, they need quite a bit more room than the much smaller tankless models. Tankless water heaters are about 28 inches tall, 20 inches wide and about 10 inches deep and can hang on a wall, leaving you more floor space.

Endless hot water

If you have a large family or just like really lot, hot showers, a tankless water heater might be your best choice. Because the heating elements in tankless units heat water as you need it, you no longer have to worry about running out of hot water before you can get in the shower.

While conventional water heaters still have their place and work well for many families, some households would fare better with a tankless option.

If the professionals at Southern Trust can help you determine what would work best in your house, feel free to contact us at (540) 264-3890  to schedule a consultation. Review our cost-saving coupons on tankless water heater installation, repair and maintenance here.

Whatever your water heater demands, Southern Trust is here for you.

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